Canals were an essential part of the Industrial Revolution and spawned Britain’s first successful steamboat, the Charlotte Dundas.
June 13, 2018 - Richard Moss
Stephenson’s Rocket will return to Manchester for the first time in over 180 years in September 2018.
New Lanark, a village on the River Clyde near Glasgow, was a revolutionary industrial and housing complex, combining a cotton mill with purpose-built housing, education and social care for its workers and their families.
A lamp that could light the way, without causing a disastrous explosion, was as essential a piece of a miner’s kit as a pick-axe.
This is the first steam powered railway engine to run on a public railway. It was designed by George Stephenson and sparked a transport revolution that transformed the lives and fortunes of people across Britain and the wider world.
This gilded bronze statue, known as the ‘Golden Boys’ honours Matthew Boulton (1728-1809), James Watt (1736-1819) and William Murdoch (1754 – 1839).
By combining size, power and innovative technology, Brunel revolutionised sea travel and paved the way for modern ship design.
The steam engine was one of the most important technologies of the industrial revolution. But it could be dangerous. The invention of the steam whistle made steam power much safer, saving countless lives as steam technology developed and grew through the 1800s.